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Summary

  1. Round-robin tournament featuring United States, England, France & Germany,
  2. England lost 1-0 in opener against hosts USA

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

So heartbreak for England after German penalty success. OK, it wasn't penalty shootout success, but that won't make the Lionesses feel any better.

Two straight defeats mean that they are just playing for pride against France on Wednesday. Join us again then for live TV and text coverage of the 22:00 GMT kick-off.

See you later!

Officials not good enough - Sampson

Germany 2-1 England

England manager Mark Sampson on BBC One: "It is incredibly tough to take. Two games in a row we have seen penalties not given to us and a ridiculous penalty given against us. The officials aren't good enough.

"It is frustrating because there were lots of good things in that game for us but we haven't quite got over the line. The decision cost us."

FULL-TIME

Germany 2-1 England

The penalty that won it for Germany...

Babett Peter penalty puts Germany ahead against England

FULL-TIME

Germany 2-1 England

All over. England looked to be cruising towards an excellent win - until two massive slices of misfortune in the dying stages.

An own goal and a dodgy penalty turned the game in Germany's favour. They top the SheBelieves Cup group, with England now out of contention after their second straight loss.

Germany 2-1 England

Time for another half chance for England. Fran Kirby again in the thick of the action, scampering after a long ball from midfield. But the Germany keeper is alert, tearing out of her goal to snuff out the danger.

Germany 2-1 England

England desperately boot the ball forward but Fran Kirby cannot keep the ball in play. Almost over.

INJURY TIME

Germany 2-1 England

Into stoppage time now. England need a miracle.

Germany 2-1 England

England's players are pretty shattered now, Germany's superior fitness showing. Alexandra Popp has the chance to seal the win, but shanks one from 12 yards.

Germany 2-1 England

European champions Germany are looking very comfortable now. Most of the play is around the halfway line or inside the England half.

Watch Germany's equaliser

Germany 2-1 England

Misfortune piles on misfortune for England... here's how it started with the German equaliser...

Gilly Flaherty own goal puts Germany level

Final five

Germany 2-1 England

Five minutes for England to turn this match back into their favour. They must take all three points if they are going to win the inaugural SheBelieves Cup....

SUBSTITUTIONS

Germany 2-1 England

83: Two more subs for @england as @FranKirbyy and @GemD1987 come on for Duggan and Nobbs respectively #Lionesses

'It wasn't a penalty'

Germany 2-1 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC One

"Karen Bardsley dived the right way, but it was right in the corner and she had no chance. It's really disappointing because, for me, it wasn't a penalty. "

GOAL

Germany 2-1 England

Easy peasy. Babett Peter confidently puts Germany ahead, drilling low into the bottom left corner. Heartbreak for England.

PENALTY TO GERMANY

Germany 1-1 England

Just want England didn't want right now - a German penalty. We know how clinical they are...

Was it a spot-kick? No. Fara Williams was sharper to the ball than Alexandra Popp, seemed to win it, but the referee reckoned it was a foul.

SUBSTITUTION

Germany 1-1 England

England need some experienced heads to ride out this storm - and here's one. Casey Stoney comes on for the unfortunate Gilly Flaherty.

'Cruel blow'

Germany 1-1 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC One

"That was such a cruel blow. Gilly Flaherty was just trying to block the cross."

GOAL

Germany 1-1 England - Gilly Flaherty OG

Germany aren't denied for long! Sara Dabritz sends in a low cross from the right, Gilly Flaherty stick out a toe and deflects the ball inside her own post.

DISALLOWED GOAL

Germany 0-1 England

Germany free-kick about 25 yards out. Danger. The set-piece is dinked in to Popp, whose header is pushed out by Karen Bardsley. Mandy Islacker slams in the rebound but is ruled offside.

SUBSTITUTION

Germany 0-1 England

England manager Mark Sampson decides to have a tactical tweak. On comes experienced forward Karen Carney for left-back Alex Greenwood, with Demi Stokes dropping back to fill in.

Germany 0-1 England

Oooh, England go close to a second. Jill Scott is the architect again, threading through to find the run of Demi Stokes down the left flank. She looks up to see Alex Scott storming into the far post, floating the cross up. Alex Scott meets the ball the ball with a firm header, but it doesn't creep in and there is no-one on hand to turn in.

Germany 0-1 England

Jill Scott has been excellent for England tonight, so it is no surprise to see the confidence pumping around her body. The Manchester City midfielder has a dig from long range, but the ball fizzes over the crossbar.

'Germany only need one chance'

Germany 0-1 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC One

"Germany are a top-class team. They haven't shown it as of yet but give them one opportunity and they will be clinical."

SUBSTITUTION

Germany 0-1 England

Time for another roll of the tactical dice from Germany. Leonie Maier is the player summoned, replacing Tabea Kemme. 

Germany 0-1 England

Germany free-kick. Dangerous position. Twenty yards out. But, thankfully for England, Sara Dabritz's left-foot curler is well wide.

Germany 0-1 England

England are seeing more casualties than Holby City at the moment. Toni Duggan is the next player in a spot of bother, clashing heads with a German opponent as she bravely clears a corner.

The physio races on, applies a good soak of the magic sponge and thankfully the England goalscorer is as good as new.

Germany 0-1 England

Jill Scott grimaces as sits on the ground just inside the German penalty area. The Manchester City midfielder will be alright. She is helped to her feet and limps along before running the knock off.

Germany 0-1 England

England trying to edge up the left touchline with throw-in after throw-in after throw-in. Jill Scott tries to cut into the Germany box after the third one, but then crashes to the turf after bashing her left knee against a defender.

Jill Scott
AP

SUBSTITUTION

Germany 0-1 England

Germany manager Silvia Neid clearly isn't happy with what she has seen in these opening eight minutes. Time for another change. Off comes new Arsenal signing Josephine Henning to be replaced by Babett Peter. Will that switch have the desired effect for Germany?

Germany 0-1 England

Free-kick for England in a dangerous position, 30 yards out on the left. The tall girls from the back go up, but the delivery from Alex Greenwood is cleared by the first German defender.

Germany 0-1 England

Germany trying to start on the front foot, but another cross from the right is easily gathered by England keeper Karen Bardsley. She has looked very assured tonight, claiming everything thrown her way.

KICK-OFF

Germany 0-1 England

Back under way. Germany make a pair of changes at the break. Midfield duo Sara Dabritz and Lena Goessling enter the action as the European champions try to get on top of England in the middle of the park.

In the other game

USA 1-0 France

As you well know, this tournament is a round robin between four of the world's leading five nations. In the earlier game, USA beat France 1-0 thanks to Alex Morgan's crisp strike from 15 yards.

That means England must hold on to this lead to stand any chance of still winning the tournament.

HALF-TIME

Germany 0-1 England

Arsenal and England forward Rachel Yankey on BBC Red Button: "The players look comfortable, want to get forward and want to attack. Jill Scott has been outstanding."

HALF-TIME

Germany 0-1 England

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Former England goalkeeper on BBC Red Button

"I think England's performance has been brilliant. They have been pressing, had a high line and the front players have harrassed the German defence. They have taken the game to Germany."

HALF-TIME

Germany 0-1 England

So far, so good. England lead at the break thanks to Toni Duggan's brilliant flicked header. The Lionesses were be very happy with their performance as they dissect the first 45 minutes over a half-time orange.

European champions Germany have created a few decent chances since the opener, but have been *relatively* comfortable.

Germany 0-1 England

Big chance! Germany almost level when England keeper Karen Bardsley can only palm a high cross down to a German player lurking near the penalty spot. Lionesses skipper Steph Houghton bravely charges down her opponent, forcing Isabel Kerschowski to prod over the crossbar.

Steph Houghton
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Germany 0-1 England

Another England free-kick about 35 yards out, not far from the right touchline. Alex Greenwood's mean left foot again swings the ball in, Katie Chapman meeting the delivery to power a header just wide.

Germany 0-1 England

Get it out! Some desperate England defending averts the danger when a loose ball bobbles around the penalty area.

Germany 0-1 England

Back come Germany, who have probably shaded possession and the chances created. 

The European champions create a couple of chances in quick succession, calling England keeper Karen Bardsley into action.

First she holds a long-range shot from Melanie Behringer, before grabbing hold of Popp's header from a right-wing cross.